Making Jewish Connections In Smaller Environments

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In her 15 years living in St. Paul, Deanna Scher has experienced the challenge that many transplants have: making close connections with Jewish friends. When Mount Zion Temple rolled out their MZ Small Groups on Rosh Hashanah this year, she found a way to forge those connections. “At the synagogue, there are people of all […]

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Watch: Minnetonka Student’s Anti-Semitic Rap Surfaces

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An anti-Semitic video has surfaced of a male who is, district parents have confirmed, one of the Minnetonka High School students at the center of last week’s anti-Semitic dance proposal. The video was being circulated in Minnetonka Public Schools parents’ group on Facebook, and it originated from the Instagram account where an apology was posted […]

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Jeff’s Jewy January

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One of the things that drew me to TC Jewfolk years ago was the fact that through the internet and social media, there was no judgment about me or my Judaism. It was and is an online community for all of the Jews here – regardless of how we participated, where we participated, and with […]

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Mall Of America’s Kashrut Boom

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In 2018 the Mall of America got its first ever Kosher certified restaurant, Earth Burger. Located in the food court (below the movie theaters), Earth Burger is the first national vegan fast-food chain. It carries a Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc) Kosher certification and serves two different veggie burgers, BBQ jackfruit, Chik’n tenders and a variety […]

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A European Journey & Remembering Amoz Oz

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“No, I have no desire to go back for a visit: what for?” says Amos Oz’s aunt Sonia in A Tale of Love and Darkness, a recollection of Oz’s life and that of his family, centered around the suicide of his mother. “To start longing again from there for a Land of Israel that no […]

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JFCS Introduces New NextGen Coordinator David Lauer

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David Lauer is JFCS’ new Development NextGen Coordinator. NextGen engages community members ages 21–36 through social events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, and a giving circle. Its mission is to provide opportunities for young adults to develop leadership skills and deepen connections to Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis and its mission through volunteer experiences and […]

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